Boxer skipping

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Oct 2017
11:40am, 20 Oct 2017
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There was a young chap skipping at my gym the other day and it was very impressive. It almost looked like he didn't have a rope at all as it was whizzing round and it looked very different from the blue nylon rope that I tried and failed to skip with a few years back. Clearly rope choice was where I was going wrong as well, mulbs. ;)
Oct 2017
12:58pm, 20 Oct 2017
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We should probably all buy more kit before we even think of trying this and then start by finding some admiring friends.

Or maybe there is a learn to box website with some skipping advice....... wanders off to look..........
Oct 2017
12:59pm, 20 Oct 2017
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There are loads of Youtube things, some quite useful....
Oct 2017
1:00pm, 20 Oct 2017
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I don't think proper skipping is difficult at all - just doing it for more than about a minute!

(My coach sometimes insists....)
Oct 2017
2:29pm, 20 Oct 2017
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Honestly Sharkie, I blame years of playground skipping for my ingrained inability to "bring the arms" into boxer skipping. I can do the feet and keep the rhythm with the rope swinging one handed but as soon as I start two handed and therefore having to jump the rope I'm back to

"Ladybird, Ladybird, turn around,

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One, two, three, four . . . . ."
Oct 2017
2:49pm, 20 Oct 2017
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Fierce and Fearless Fleecy
Maybe play music while you skip to drown out the playground chanting in your head?
We skip quite a lot in Rebound classes, only we use pretend ropes because otherwise we’d fall off the trampolines :) If you use a pretend rope that’s definitely easier!

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